The prostate gland (normally about the size of a chestnut) lies just beneath the bladder. The urethra (water pipe) runs through the middle of the prostate. The main function of the prostate is during a man's reproductive life. It produces fluid containing chemicals which help sperm with fertilisation.
Prostate problems are very common. Around 1 in 5 men will develop prostatic symptoms and 1 in 4 will develop prostate cancer, now the most frequent cancer in men.
Our urology team diagnose and treat a range of prostate problems, both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous.
Meet the team
Our department has a specialist team of four Consultant Urologists (Mr Martin Moody, Mr Eng Ong, Mr Soumya Misra and Mr Mike Foster), two Specialty Doctors (Mr Faisal Khan and Locum Doctor), one Core Trainee, one Foundation Year-2 doctor, one Physician Associate, three Clinical Nurse Specialists, one Urology Support Nurse and a dedicated secretarial team.
We work very closely with the Eastern Urology and Oncology teams. Most of the urological conditions are seen and treated here in North Devon except for a few major surgical procedures and radiotherapy which are performed in Exeter.
Miss Melanie Walton - Consultant Urologist
Miss Angela Cottrell - Consultant Urologist
Mr John McGrath - Consultant Urologist
Miss Elizabeth Waine - Consultant Urologist
Mr Brian Parsons - Consultant Urologist
Mr Malcolm Crundwell - Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Thomas Dutton - Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Mark Stott - Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Miles Goldstraw - Consultant Urologist and Robotic Surgeon
Where to find us
You will normally be referred to the service by a healthcare professional e.g. GP, and you will be seen in one of our outpatient clinics. The outpatient clinics are held at North Devon District Hospital, Bideford, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe and South Molton Community Hospitals.
RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW
One Stop Haematuria Clinic - Endoscopy Unit (Level 2, Area N)
Clinical measurements (Level 2, Area D)
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Main switchboard on 01392 411611
North Devon District Hospital
Main switchboard on 01271 322577